Slow Cooker Mole Sauce

Just like recipes for barbecue sauce in the United States, mole sauce recipes in Mexico vary greatly by region.

Serves: 32Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 2 hours 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 32


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ medium onion, peeled and finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 chipotles in adobo, seeded and minced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 oz. vegan dark chocolate, chopped fine


  • In a skillet over medium heat, heat the oil. Add onion, and garlic and sauté about 3 minutes. Stir in the cumin, cinnamon, and coriander and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Transfer the sautéed mixture to a 4-quart slow cooker. Add the chili powder, chipotles, and salt, then whisk in the vegetable broth. Finally, add the chocolate.
  • Cover and cook over medium heat for 2 hours.